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Best Makeup Books That Will Hook You

Looking for the best Makeup books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual: For Everyone from Beginner to Pro (2011)

 Best Makeup Books That Will Hook YouBobbi looks at everything from skincare basics to every aspect of facial makeup-from how to find the right color and type of foundation for any skin tone to how to apply every detail of eye makeup (Brows, Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, and Eye Lashes) no matter your eye color and shape. Plus, Bobbi looks beyond the face with informative chapters on “Hands and Feet” and “Body Skin Care.”Each chapter has thorough step-by-step basic directions for makeup application and easy-to-follow photographs and line drawings, along with Bobbi’s expert, yet assuring, advice. Plus, there’s a groundbreaking section…
Author(s): Bobbi Brown

2. Makeup Artist Face Charts (The Beauty Studio Collection) (2015)

 Best Makeup Books That Will Hook YouUnleash your inner makeup diva with your very own makeup charts just like the ones pro makeup artists use! Design and customize fabulous looks with colored pencils, markers, crayons, even real makeup! Makeup charts come with convenient note sections so you can keep track of products/colors used. Pro Tips, Tricks + Tutorials along with a User Guide that covers: Face, Eye, Lip, Brow, Bridal & Sculpt + Shape Charts #173,475 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #110 in Colored Pencil Guides #71 in Fashion Coloring Books for Grown-Ups #6 in Cosmetics (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would…
Author(s): Gina M Reyna

3. Make Your Own Pure Mineral Makeup: 79 Easy Hypoallergenic Recipes for Radiant Beauty (2017)

 Best Makeup Books That Will Hook YouMaking your own mineral makeup is easy and inexpensive, and these 79 recipes detail how to customize for skin type and color. Formulations for eye shadow, foundation, concealer, blush, highlighter, and more will help you create mineral-based powders free of fragrances, parabens, and toxins. You’ll also learn to make simple and safe lip balms and glosses. Many recipes include ingredients that help promote healthy skin, and the in-depth ingredient glossary and at-a-glance substitution chart identify properties such as oil-absorbing and…
Author(s): Heather Anderson

4. Face with A Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup (2014)

 Best Makeup Books That Will Hook YouFace with a Heart is the new #1 international bestselling method of makeup application. Its innovative techniques and product suggestions are designed for all face types and lifestyles. It teaches both the theory and practice of the Face with a Heart Authentic Beauty Makeup® method.  Applicable to both the end user and makeup artist alike, Face with a Heart redefines and simplifies beauty makeup forever. Convenient online companion video tutorials accompany this book to ensure that when you choose to use makeup, you feel authentically beautiful….
Author(s): Chris Scott

5. Stage Makeup: The Actor’s Complete Guide to Today’s Techniques and Materials (1999)

 Best Makeup Books That Will Hook YouThis up-to-date, full-color makeup manual is designed to lie open on the makeup table right as a guide for student, amateur, or professional performers. #67,148 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #169 in Grooming & Style #22 in Stagecraft (Books) #20 in Performing Arts Reference Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Laura Thudium

6. Making Faces (1999)

 Best Makeup Books That Will Hook YouAmerica’s preeminent makeup artist shares his secrets, explaining not only the basics of makeup application and technique but also how to use the fundamentals to create a wide range of different looks. 200 color photos & sketches. #21,360 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #6 in Style & Clothing #10 in Celebrity Photography #20 in Portrait Photography Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Kevyn Aucoin

7. Color Theory for the Makeup Artist: Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects (2018)

 Best Makeup Books That Will Hook YouColor Theory for the Make-up Artist: Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects analyzes and explains traditional color theory for fine artists and applies it to the make-up artist. This book is suitable for both professionals and beginners who wish to train their eye further to understand and recognize distinctions in color. It explains why we see color, how to categorize and identify color, relationships between colors, and it relates these concepts to beauty and special effects make-up. The book teaches the reader how to mix flesh tones by using only primary colors, and…
Author(s): Katie Middleton

8. Crystal Wright’s The Hair Makeup & Fashion Styling Career Guide: The Insider s Guide to a Successful Career in Print, Video, Film & TV (2018)

 Best Makeup Books That Will Hook YouYour search for answers about how to break into print, video, film and TV has come to an end. Former celebrity styling agent Crystal Wright s Guide is the definitive resource for makeup artists, hair stylists, fashion stylists and manicurists who want to make it big in the beauty, fashion and entertainment industries. If you have ever wondered what it would be like to work on magazine shoots, television commercials, the red carpet or travel with your favorite celebrities, Crystal gives the essential information and breaks the process down into step-by-step instructions for anyone aspiring to have a…
Author(s): Crystal Wright, Marija Smiljevska

9. Robert Jones’ Makeup Masterclass: A Complete Course in Makeup for All Levels, Beginner to Advanced (2017)

 Best Makeup Books That Will Hook YouThis all inclusive guide to the makeup brush is a full beauty education for women (and men!) of all ages and skill levels. Robert Jones' Makeup Masterclass features ; from the “makeup-challenged” to those who are ready to take their skills to the professional level.   This guide book includes:  Robert Jones’ Makeup Masterclass is about more than dramatic transformations. It’s for and for a beautiful result.  #63,401 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #162 in Grooming & Style Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Robert Jones

10. Compacts and Cosmetics: Beauty from Victorian times to the Present Day (2018)

 Best Makeup Books That Will Hook YouCosmetics have been used to increase attraction since Ancient times whilst Compacts have been a symbol of love for generations but especially since the 1920s. In this fascinating book, vintage accessories’ expert, Madeleine Marsh, discusses just what makes compacts so desirable and reveals their hidden secrets from cameras to cigarettes. Madeleine shows what to buy and where, what to spot when buying and how to make the most of your compacts, vintage cosmetics or beauty accessories. #1,029,264 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #2534 in Fashion Design #1090 in Fashion History #2460…
Author(s): Madeleine Marsh

11. Professional Makeup Artistry (2018)

 Best Makeup Books That Will Hook YouGetting paid to be a professional makeup artist is a rewarding career that other people will envy. Regardless of the fact that most women wear makeup, a makeup artist is needed for many occasions and in many industries. There are many opportunities to do makeup and the prospects are limitless. Turning your love of makeup artistry into a career can be a smart decision and with the Professional Makeup Artistry book, you will have the right guide to show you how to apply makeup as a professional and teach you how to launch your new career as a makeup artist. #981,663 in…
Author(s): Toni Thomas

Best Makeup Books That Will Hook You

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some makeup books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty: 40 Projects for Period-Accurate Hairstyles, Makeup and Accessories

Author(s): Lauren Stowell; Lauren Stowell; Cheyney McKnight
Publisher: Page Street Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 221 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2545856

Color Theory for the Makeup Artist: Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects

Author(s): Katie Middleton
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2018, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2371900

Quantum Fuzz: The Strange True Makeup of Everything Around Us

Author(s): Michael S. Walker
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Year: 2017, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1714370

BREAKUP to MAKEUP: How to Get Your Ex Back: Dating & Relationship Advice

Author(s): Lanie Stevens
Publisher: , Year: 2017, Size: 106 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2339473

Bobbi Brown Beauty from the Inside Out : Makeup

Author(s): Bobbi Brown
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC, Year: 2017, Size: 8 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2485969

Makeup Man: From Rocky to Star

Author(s): Michael Westmore; Jake Page
Publisher: Lyons Press, Year: 2017, Size: 25 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2516353

Make your own pure mineral makeup: 75 easy, skin -nourishing recipes for radiant beauty

Author(s): Anderson, Heather
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC, Year: 2017, Size: 20 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2571102

How to Fake Real Beauty: Tricks of the Trade to Master Your Makeup

Author(s): Ramy Gafni
Publisher: Running Press, Year: 2015, Size: 14 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1402454

Korean Beauty Secrets: A Practical Guide to Cutting-Edge Skincare & Makeup

Author(s): Kerry Thompson, Coco Park
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Year: 2015, Size: 13 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1438259

Everyday makeup secrets

Author(s): Klingler, Daniel
Publisher: Alpha, Year: 2015, Size: 102 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1486458

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really record-breakers according to Los Angeles Times, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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